Conor McGregor donates €10,000 to charity wheelchair boxing fight

Conor McGregor donates €10,000 to charity wheelchair boxing fight

A KIND gesture.

Stevo Timothy is no stranger to raising large amounts of money for charity by doing difficult physical tasks.

Last year, the online comedian did a charity cycle and raised over 63 thousand euro despite having incomplete paraplegia.

This year, he's stepping it up a notch.

He is taking on former Olympic boxer Paddy Barnes in a wheelchair boxing match, with all the proceeds going to charity.

Barnes represented Ireland at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics, winning bronze medals in both Beijing and London,

The comedian wrote: "It may seem like a completely lunatic move but as usual there's method in the madness."

"For Paddy it'll be an opportunity to experience what it's like in a wheelchair albeit if only for a short time. It'll give me the opportunity to prove that wheelchair users can do anything they set their minds to and to break the stereotype of the wheelchair user as helpless and deserving of pity."

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has said that he loves the idea, and donated €10,000 to the cause, which will be going to the Irish Wheelchair Association.

McGregor also shared the GoFundMe link to his 8.7 million followers, to the delight of Timothy.


If you are interested in donating to the cause, you can do so here.